Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 11/15/2012 7:53:33 PM|How cool...can you imagine how excited the folks who first saw her were?
Like a scene from Moby Dick, a rare white whale was spotted off the coast of Spitsbergen in Norway by maritime engineer Dan Fisher of the UK. Swimming alongside a pod of other, regular grey humpback whales, this whale likely has a condition called leucism, which causes a reduction in skin pigmentation. Animals with this condition rarely survive long in the wild, because they lack their natural disguise and can more easily be picked off by predators, however the white whale, now named Willow, appears to be an adult fully incorporated into a pod.
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|Posted: 11/15/2012 7:56:00 PM|
Thanks for sharing!! I had no idea there was a white humpback! I LOVE whales! I've seen pods off the coast of Oregon!
|Posted: 11/15/2012 8:03:22 PM|
Oh wow!!! She's a beauty!!!
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|Posted: 11/15/2012 8:07:01 PM|
Absolutely amazing! It is a wonder that she made it to adulthood!
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|Posted: 11/15/2012 8:13:09 PM|
She's beautiful. I got chills when I saw the picture! TFS.
|Posted: 11/15/2012 8:18:27 PM|Awesome!
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|Posted: 11/15/2012 8:50:35 PM|
TFS!! They covered her on the news earlier tonight.
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|Posted: 11/15/2012 8:54:20 PM|Oh wow. She is incredibly beautiful.
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|Posted: 11/15/2012 11:27:56 PM|We have a white whale that goes up and down the coast of Australia. His name is Migaloo, which means "white fella" in an Aboriginal language. He makes the news every year.
Rare to hear of another one. I hope they enjoy Willow as much as we do Migaloo.
|Posted: 11/15/2012 11:31:09 PM|
wow she's beautiful!
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|Posted: 11/15/2012 11:34:08 PM|That's so cool! Thank you for posting it.